• numinouscosmos

    ★★★★ Added by numinouscosmos

    I recently watched the marvelous film, The Artist. I was totally enchanted by the concept and the setting, having a deep affection for silent films and the art of coherent story telling using very little words. The movie has a seemingly simple plot: that of a well known movie star (equivalent to Douglas Fairbanks), George Valentin, who is soon to be replaced by the advent of talking pictures. He meets a pretty young woman named Peppy Miller, who wants to…

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  • iksvecjart

    ★★★★½ Watched by iksvecjart 20 May, 2016

    "The Artist" is an exercise in nostalgia that works far better than it logically should. The plot is rather generic: our hero, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) starts off as the king of the world (silent cinema, in this instance), gradually loses it (silent cinema gets replaced by "talkies"), and gets rescued by the power of love. It's regular rom-com stuff, but it's so packed full of positivity and love that it's difficult not to like very much.

    Special mention has…

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  • Hannah Bell

    ★★★★★ Added by Hannah Bell

    What a beautiful film. I am a big sucker for a well done silent film, especially one that leaves me as breathless as this. Definitely has to be my favourite.

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  • Paul Griffin

    ★★★★★ Added by Paul Griffin

    Wonderful, hilarious, sad, tragic, joyful. Shot right into my Top 10 fave movies ever, I loved everthing about it.

    Perfect

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  • susantecno

    ★★ Added by susantecno

    48/100

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  • ArizonaJim

    ★★½ Added by ArizonaJim

    Charming or insufferably cute? A film about the end of the silent film era filmed silently. But what is the purpose? An investigation of the audio-visual nature of cinema? An investigation of the historical importance of a major transition in the most important entertainment form of its time? Not really, so what is the point of this loving pastiche of silent cinema? But that’s the point, to make a loving pastiche of silent cinema. Its charm is based on two…

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  • Winston Smith

    ★★★½ Watched by Winston Smith 14 Apr, 2016

    W:3
    F:5
    M:3
    E: 4

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  • Adrien Kaeslin

    ★★½ Watched by Adrien Kaeslin 19 Apr, 2016

    The Artist is not so much an homage to silent film as it is a fairly standard romantic comedy/redemption story—unfortunately, a none too interesting one that frustratingly elongates itself. But, the quite good soundtrack and some neat little details (his dog, man) propel things along just enough to get to a very sweet ending.

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  • Red_Dufresne

    ★★★★ Watched by Red_Dufresne 20 Apr, 2016

    A wonderful homage to the early talkies period. The fashion, acting style, make-up, even the goddamn fonts all seem authentic to the period and give the film a nice legitimacy and authenticity. Above all, the film is about a man trying to find himself and stay relevant in an increasingly changing world. He can still contribute to this world if he wants to and has to "find his voice" if he wants to move on. Plus there's a tender love…

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  • Don Smith

    Watched by Don Smith 18 Apr, 2016

    I certainly come late to the party on this one. I always wanted to see it when it was up for (and won) Best Picture, but never managed to do so.

    It is easy to see why this won Best Picture. As a stylish B/W silent picture, it certainly stood out among the competition. Not to mention, it is all about Hollywood, even to the accurate depiction of the HOLLYWOODLAND sign. I enjoyed it very much - it was a very simple story, told well, in a very stylish manner. And the dog was GREAT!

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  • Brandon

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Brandon 16 Apr, 2016

    As a fan of old Hollywoood this movie was really special to me. I love how simple a movie can be and yet so effective. This is a perfect example of how all you need is a good story and a great cast and you can make magic. You don't need millions of dollars to make a movie that is something special to watch. Plus Uggie the Dog gives the greatest animal performance in the history of cinema.

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  • Jayanta RoyChowdhury

    ★★★★ Watched by Jayanta RoyChowdhury 15 Apr, 2016

    Uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious, not necessarily words you’d expect to apply to a black and white silent French film. But The Artist is no ordinary movie. The nostalgic story of a silent era film star in Hollywood, it’s a life-affirming tribute to the history and joys of cinema.

    Wonderfully stylish, it mimics the look and feel of classic silent movies, complete with a jazzy soundtrack and old-fashioned title cards.

    French comic actor Jean Dujardin plays George Valentin, the moustachioed toast of…

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